A MAN has been fined at Bendigo shops after refusing to put a mask on while face-timing a friend.
Police report the man refused to put his face covering on because his friend would not be able to see him properly if he wore it.
A man was also fined in the Macedon Ranges for breaching public health orders.
The Apollo Bay man was intercepted while on his way to Mildura to stay in a motel and visit a friend.
Apollo Bay is in the Colac Otway Shire, one of the regional local government areas subject to stage three restrictions since last week.
These were two of 161 fines Victoria Police issued in the past 24 hours for breaches of the Chief Health Officer's directives.
A total of 60 were issued for failing to wear a face covering when leaving home.
Nine fines were at vehicle checkpoints.
Among others fined were a Sydenham man intercepted in Broadmeadows after curfew trying to find a bottle shop that was open.
A man was intercepted at 3.20am on his way to a fast food outlet in Casey.
Three men from different addresses travelling in the same car were intercepted in Roxborough Park after curfew.
They had just returned from a fast food outlet.
A 38-year-old Frankston woman was also charged with nine offences, including assault of an emergency worker after an incident in Frankson on Monday.
Police allege the woman assaulted two female police officers from Frankson, after she was approached and questions for not wearing a face covering.
Police allege the woman pushed a police officer, and struck the officer's head into the ground several times before she was restrained and arrested.
The police officer received significant head injuries and was taken to the Frankston Hospital for assessment and medical treatment.
The Frankston woman was released on bail and will face court at a later date.
She was also fined $200 for breaching Chief Health Officer directions.
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